I have been doodling and drawing since I was a kid, and love making my own Valentine's for my classmates. Today I am sharing the cutest hand-drawn and hand-lettered Kawaii Inspired Valentine Cards to print and color. I am so excited to be sharing today as part of the Creative Crafts Valentine’s Day Edition, so stop back by Saturday to see all of the creative inspiration! And there might be a giveaway too!
Print and Color Kawaii Inspired Valentine Cards
Yesterday, today, and tomorrow I am co-hosting Creative Crafts – Valentine’s Day Edition with my crafty friends Laura from Me and My Inklings and Meg from Makeable Crafts and Ann from Bella Crafts Publishing. Featuring FUN Valentine’s Day inspired craft projects from some of the most talented designers we know. Check out my FREE Printable Kawaii Inspired Valentine Cards, then scroll down to see all the creativity AND stop back by on Saturday to see what everyone has created!
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Here's what you need to Print and Color Valentines:
- Kawaii Inspired Valentine Cards FREE Printable – download below ⇓
- Tombow Dual Brush Pens
- MONO J Drawing Pencil – 4H grade
- Tombow MONO Drawing Pens
- Cricut Bright Pad
Here's how I create Printable Kawaii Valentine Cards:
I always start out by measuring out my page, so I know how much space I have for each of the cards. Next, I sketch in the images and lettering for each of my Kawaii Inspired Valentine Cards using my MONO J Drawing Pencil 4H grade. Once I am pleased with the composition, I ink in the images and lettering with MONO Drawing Pens in .05 and .08 widths. The Cricut Bright Pad is my go-to for tracing directly onto my clean page, so there are no pencil lines to be erased.
Next comes scanning and printing onto cardstock. If printing on an Inkjet Printer Water-based wet ink) I would suggest coloring with crayons or colored pencils. A Laser Printer (dry toner) would be best for coloring with water-based markers like Tombow Dual Brush Pens to prevent the images from smearing. Cut the cards apart with a paper trimmer using the guidelines provided. Then it is on to selecting a color palette, one of my favorite things EVER! I get out my Tombow Dual Brush Pens and some scrap paper and get to swatching. Once the colors are set, I created a finished color palette and label it with the project name, so I can file it away with the original artwork for safekeeping!
YOU BAKE ME CRAZY
Cupcakes are one of my favorite treats because how can you go wrong with cake and frosting. I have a few folks in my like that Bake Me Crazy, how about you? I used Dual Brush Pens 761, 803, 401, and 977 to complete this cute confection. Download the entire set below ⇓
YOU CONE DO IT
When words of encouragement need to be shared with the ones you love. Yummy ice cream in a waffle cone provides the message You Cone Do It with the hopes of a sweet treat on the day of love. Tombow Dual Brush Pens 761, 977, and 603 creates a delicious color palette. Free printable download below ⇓
OLIVE YOU VERY MUCH
That briny bite that adds a bit of a salty touch to that sweet love in your life is summed up in Olive You Very Much. One of my favorite savory treats and always better in pairs. Dual Brush Pens 126, 846, and 761 are all you need to color in this classic couple. Download and color my set of Valentine cards below ⇓
This was the original design for my punny set of Kawaii Inspired Valentine Cards because I spelled PERFECTLY wrong by adding the extra “A” so it became You're Pearfect! I love it when my craft fails turn into craft wins. Tombow Dual Brush Pens 761, 076, 158, and 977 make a pearfect color combo. All four cards are ready for download below ⇓
FREE Printable Kawaii Inspired Valentine Cards
I hope you will use my Kawaii Inspired Valentine Cards project as a jumping-off point to showcase YOUR Happy Heart Day creativity. Fun to give to the kiddos, family, friends, or anyone that is special to YOU! Attach to the front of an A2 card blank or just write your message directly on the back and slide into an A2 envelope. DOWNLOAD BELOW ⇓
Now it’s time for some INSPIRATION! Below are more hugs, kisses, and heart-inspired projects created by my craftiest designer friends. We are participating in the Creative Crafts – Valentine's Day Edition. Scroll down to see all the goodness. Stop back by on Saturday for a round-up of all the super cool projects!
First up is my co-host Laura with Me and My Inklings who creates THE CUTEST craft projects. This Mini Paper Valentine Garland is no exception. Reds, Pinks, and plenty of hearts all strung together on bakers twine with washi tape accents are just precious!
Meg with Makeable Crafts is my second co-host and has created a simple but elegant Pallet Heart Love Sign that is the perfect addition to any door in your home. Bold, bright, and farmhouse-inspired!
My third co-host for Creative Crafts Valentine's Day Edition is Ann with Bella Crafts Publishing who is adding to her Valentine's Day table setting with gorgeous Glittered Wine Glasses. Perfect for a sparkling toast to the one you love!
Today is day two of Creative Crafts Valentine’s Day Edition. Check out all the inspiration from Creative Crafts Day One, and stop back by on Saturday for more creativity. Tons of inspiration!
Thanks for stopping by!